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Latest items for DACH-LAW-1

July 12, 2019, 8:51 a.m.
Countries: Cambodia
Variables: DACH-LAW-1

"The Constitution ensures the right to health for all citizens and makes provisions for free health care for poor citizens (Article 72)" (42).
June 8, 2019, 1:59 p.m.
Countries: Jordan
Variables: DACH-LAW-1

"In August parliament amended the penal code to grant mothers permission to give consent for surgeries on their minor children without consent of their father" (32).
May 13, 2019, 2:21 p.m.
Countries: Germany
Variables: DACH-LAW-1

"Disability Inclusion Act (2016), which protects women with disabilities from discrimination" (2).
May 1, 2019, 10:54 p.m.
Countries: Albania
Variables: DACH-LAW-1

"The health care system in Albania is mainly public, and private practice is limited. The Albanian law guarantees equal access to health care for all citizens" (35).
April 19, 2019, 9:51 a.m.
Countries: Bosnia-Herzegovina
Variables: DACH-LAW-1

"Amendments to the Law on Health Care of the Republic of RS stated, inter alia, that primary health care includes the protection of the health of women and children, so that the primary level of protection would be accessible to all individuals, and especially to women" (33).
March 21, 2019, 11:12 p.m.
Countries: Syria
Variables: DACH-LAW-1

"In areas under its control, Da’esh published a 'Civilization Document' with 16 points that a woman must follow or face the death penalty. They included staying at home and not leaving it without an immediate male relative (mahram); wearing a wide cloak, full face veil, and head scarf; closing hair salons; not sitting on chairs in public; and not seeing male doctors" (para 203).
March 1, 2019, 11:52 p.m.
Countries: Qatar
Variables: DACH-LAW-1

"Article 23 of the Constitution guarantees the right to health for all, while Article 25 guarantees the right to education for all" (17). "Law No. 7 of 1996 regulating domestic medical treatment includes measures to eliminate discrimination against women in health care" (51). "Law No. 7 of 2013 on the health insurance system provides for equality in treatment, non-discrimination, the exercise of all rights and freedoms and the same treatment as Qatari citizens for certain categories, including non-Qatari women married to Qataris, the children of Qatari women married to non-Qataris, and other groups identified by decision of the Minister. The Health Insurance Act and its implementing regulations include numerous plans,...more
Feb. 4, 2019, 3:44 p.m.
Countries: United Kingdom
Variables: DACH-LAW-1

"UK Government has made it clear that providers of NHS-funded care are expected to eliminate mixed-sex accommodation, except where this is in the overall best interest of the patient, or reflects their personal choice. Any hospital that places patients in mixed-sex accommodation can face fines of £250 per patient, per day" (28).
Nov. 28, 2018, 12:59 p.m.
Countries: Mexico
Variables: DACH-LAW-1

"The existence of a national family-planning program" (para. 20).
Nov. 28, 2018, 12:58 p.m.
Countries: Mexico
Variables: DACH-LAW-1

"The existence of a national family-planning program" (para. 20).
Nov. 16, 2018, 9:30 a.m.
Countries: Belgium
Variables: DACH-LAW-1

"Women have the same legal rights as men. The law requires equal… access to goods, services, social welfare, and health care" (9).
Sept. 21, 2018, 5:23 p.m.
Countries: Oman
Variables: DACH-LAW-1

"The Basic Law of the State in the Sultanate does not discriminate between men and women in respect of general rights and duties, including the right to benefit from health services. This is made clear in article 17 concerning gender equality and in article 12 concerning social principles, which states: 'The State is concerned with public health and the prevention and treatment of diseases and epidemics. It endeavours to provide health care for every citizen and to encourage the establishment of private hospitals, clinics and other medical institutions under State supervision and in accordance with rules laid down by Law. It also works to conserve and protect the environment and...more
Aug. 24, 2018, 12:29 p.m.
Countries: Burma/Myanmar
Variables: DACH-LAW-1

"Social Security Law of 31 August 2012, which ensures that women and men enjoy, on an equal basis, the benefits of new insurance programmes, including the provision of maternity insurance for women" (page 2).
Aug. 15, 2018, 9:40 a.m.
Countries: Montenegro
Variables: DACH-LAW-1

"The right to health protection has been prescribed in the Law on Health Protection and the Law on Health Insurance of Montenegro. In the health system no data is collected based on ethnical, national or any other belonging of health protection users. All the women, including women with disability, RE women and refugee and displaced women have a free and adequate access to gaining health services through an elected GP, or elected gynaecologist at the primary level of health protection, as the basis for ensuring health services at the higher levels of health protection . . . The Law on Health Insurance stipulates that socially vulnerable categories, women during pregnancy...more
July 11, 2018, 8 p.m.
Countries: Uruguay
Variables: DACH-LAW-1

"The Committee welcomes the progress achieved since its consideration in 2008 of the State party’s combined fourth to seventh periodic reports (CEDAW/C/URY/7), in particular the adoption of the following legislation: Act No. 19.353 of 27 November 2015, creating a national integrated care system . . . Act No. 18.651 of 19 February 2010, establishing a comprehensive protection system for persons with disabilities" (page 1-2).
June 26, 2018, 9:09 a.m.
Countries: New Zealand
Variables: DACH-LAW-1

"The Government wants to ensure that all New Zealanders have the same opportunities for good health. Patient centred health services for all New Zealanders are funded by the Government, irrespective of gender" (page 24).
May 10, 2018, 7:17 p.m.
Countries: Argentina
Variables: DACH-LAW-1

"Specific legal assistance is provided to the provincial programmes in relation to cases where the provisions of the Sexual Health and Responsible Procreation Act are not respected and to the implementation of the law on surgical methods of contraception and the current law on comprehensive protection for women. The Programme provides follow-up and legal assistance in response to reports of violations received through the 0800 hotline. In 2012, the Supreme Court handed down a judgement in which it establishes similar parameters, so confirming the pertinence of the technical guide produced by the National Sexual Health and Responsible Procreation Programme" (pg 12).
April 2, 2018, 8:19 a.m.
Countries: Bolivia
Variables: DACH-LAW-1

"National Strategic Plan for Sexual and Reproductive Health (2009-2015)" (2).
March 15, 2018, 9:31 a.m.
Countries: Paraguay
Variables: DACH-LAW-1, IIP-LAW-2

"The government of Paraguay enacted a new law that criminalizes femicide, obstetric violence, and online abuse against women" (para 1).
March 13, 2018, 10:57 p.m.
Countries: Norway
Variables: DACH-LAW-1

"All people residing in Norway are granted equal access to health services, regardless of gender or ethnic background" (23).
Feb. 23, 2018, 8:47 p.m.
Countries: Moldova
Variables: DACH-LAW-1

"The legal-normative framework stipulates the equal access of women and men to social assistance, healthcare, education, employment, participation in the public and political life (see CCD, p.190-191)" (pg 7). "According to the national legislation, women and men have equal rights to land ownership, access to insurance programs, medical services, educational programs, creation and participation in agricultural cooperatives, development of entrepreneurial activities, etc. There are no legal restrictions and differences regarding rural and urban areas" (Pg 40-41).
Feb. 7, 2018, 10:37 a.m.
Countries: Sweden
Variables: DACH-LAW-1

"The Discrimination Act entered into force on 1 January 2009 and replaced 7 former laws against discrimination, including the Equal Opportunities Act (1991:433). The purpose of the Discrimination Act is to combat discrimination and in other ways promote equal rights and opportunities regardless of sex, transgender identity or expression, ethnicity, religion or other belief, disability, sexual orientation or age. The Discrimination Act provides more comprehensive protection from discrimination than the previous discrimination legislation. Prohibitions against discrimination apply to the following areas of society: working life; education; labour market policy activities and employment services not under public contract; starting or running a business; professional recognition; membership of an employees’ organisation, employers’...more
Jan. 23, 2018, 3:59 p.m.
Countries: Argentina
Variables: DACH-LAW-1

"The Committee acknowledges...the adoption in 2015 of a guide for the comprehensive health care of transgender persons" (12).
Jan. 12, 2018, 4:07 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: DACH-LAW-1

"During this time period, ultraconservative interpretations of Islamic law meant women faced heavy restrictions on their freedoms, including being banned from...accessing adequate health care" (para 6). The time period referred to is when the Taliban controlled Kabul and established the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan (CODER COMMENT-BCT).
Nov. 30, 2017, 6:34 p.m.
Countries: United Kingdom
Variables: DACH-LAW-1

Jan. 26, 2017, 4:21 p.m.
Countries: India

"While equality, non-discrimination and access are all guaranteed for all persons with disabilities, most entitlements relating to education and employment under the Bill are only for persons with benchmark disabilities and reproduces the medical model of understanding disability that is prevalent in the PWD Act. Under the chapter of education, the right to free and compulsory education, the provision of free books, assistive devices, and scholarships are restricted to children with benchmark disabilities. Reservation of seats in higher education is also limited to students with benchmark disabilities. Even in the case of employment, the reservation in public employment is restricted to persons with benchmark disabilities, the schemes for concessional allotment...more
Jan. 26, 2017, 2:47 p.m.
Countries: Saudi Arabia

"Under Saudi law, women require the permission of a male guardian to travel, marry, or exit prison and it may be needed to be granted employment or access to healthcare. A guardian is typically a woman’s father or her husband if she is married; a widow may have to seek permission from her son if she has no other men of age in her life" (para 4-5). "Saudi Arabia’s government agreed to abolish the guardianship system twice – in 2009 and 2013 – after a review by the United Nation’s Human Rights Council. It instituted some reforms by, for instance, making it easier for women to work, appointing women to...more
Nov. 30, 2016, 8:42 p.m.
Countries: Mali
Variables: DACH-LAW-1

"Law No. 09_030 of 27 July 2009 introducing a medical care scheme. This law enables a woman who has no personal entitlement to any medical coverage to benefit from the medical care assistance scheme; Law No. 09_015 of 26 June 2009 introducing mandatory health insurance. This legislation allows the coverage of health-care costs associated with illness and maternity for the insured and their dependents. So a woman can benefit personally or also as a dependent relative of an insured" (40).
Nov. 17, 2016, 4:20 p.m.
Countries: Uzbekistan
Variables: DACH-LAW-1

"Considerable attention to support for socially vulnerable categories of the populace, including women, is given by the Law on Guardianship and Wardship; by resolutions of the President on additional measures to further enhance the social protection of the elderly, retired, and disabled persons living alone for the period 2011-2015 and on measures to further increase the effectiveness of medical and social and occupational rehabilitation of disabled persons; and by resolutions of the Cabinet of Ministers on the State programme for the identification of congenital and inherited diseases to prevent the birth of persons disabled from childhood for the period 2013-2017" (15). "On 22 August 2013, additional safeguards guaranteeing the rights...more
Aug. 31, 2016, 7:14 p.m.
Countries: Australia
Variables: DACH-LAW-1

"Senator SIEWERT (Western Australia—Australian Greens Whip) (14:28): My question is to the Minister representing the Minister for Social Services, the Assistant Minister for Social Services, Senator Fifield. There is outrage throughout the community and the disability sector after the revelations from the joint Four Corners and Fairfax investigation into cases of abuse of people with disability in institutional care shown last night. These are not isolated incidents. We know that people with disability are at significant risk of violence and abuse, but we do not know how widespread this is. It is essential that we urgently find out the prevalence and nature of these horrific abuses so that we can...more